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Gastronomica (2017) 17 (1): 15–19.
Published: 01 February 2017
... participate in these ventures do so to travel, gain experience, and support organic farms yet rarely consider the impact of their voluntary labor on waged labor. I suggest that their interest in DIY experimentation more generally reflects different relationships to work than their middle-class parents enjoyed...
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Gastronomica (2012) 12 (2): 72–76.
Published: 01 May 2012
... immigrant days on the Lower East Side and the shtetls of Eastern Europe. Consequently, kosher food has become overly reliant on large-scale food production. Small efforts to further adapt the kosher industry to small-scale production and fair-labor rights are underway, though a long way off. © 2012 The...
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Gastronomica (2009) 9 (2): 57–65.
Published: 01 May 2009
...jimmye hillman While I was growing up on a subsistence farm in Greene County, Mississippi, food was something we ate three times a day in order to survive and be healthy, and to provide energy for farm labor. Food was important to our family social life. Barbecues and watermelon cutting come to...
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Gastronomica (2006) 6 (2): 19–24.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., Rouse taught hundreds of young people how to eat, but also that cooking was a labor of love and a genuine aesthetic pursuit. His humor, whimsy, and inventive extravagance left a legacy which links inextricably food and politics to our fundamental way of being in the world. ©© 2006 BY THE REGENTS OF...
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Gastronomica (2006) 6 (1): 41–50.
Published: 01 February 2006
... at its most dramatic historical divide, the moment when it became a mass produced product and was widely reinterpreted for the public through advertising. In Shakespeare's day, gelatin took meaning from two primary contexts: household labor practices (namely, the violent and highly visible process by...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (2): 79–90.
Published: 01 May 2020
... article draws from data collected from over four hundred female American specialty coffee baristas to examine how their gender impacts their experiences at coffee competitions. I argue that barista competitions exist in order to legitimize the barista as a type of skilled laborer, but that these attempts...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (2): 12–29.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in feudal Europe because of their libertarian self-sufficiency. Yet, they are now widely understood as completing their agricultural tasks with a broad deployment of slave or indentured labor as well as state-sponsored land acquisition and subsidized water and transportation infrastructure (Scholl...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Trubek cautions us, that agricultural labor has never been well com- pensated.35 Let s eat our polenta admittedly delicious but not forget what theirs might have tasted like to them. We can savor and stew upon the death of a flavor that meant poverty to most, without actually having to taste that polenta...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2020
... Global South, but not altogether irrele- vant as underlined in a recent study, The Informal American City: Beyond Taco Trucks and Day Labor (Mukhija and Loukaitou-Sideris 2014), that investigates garage sales, informal parking lots, community gardens, and so on.7 Yet today we are in the throes of new...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (1): 90–91.
Published: 01 February 2020
... places of entry, particularly that of the U.S.-Mexico borderland. But what are the experiences of migrant farm laborers significantly north of the Southern bor- der what of those in insular rural landscapes, defined more by red-sided barns than wire fences and detention camps? This is the focus of Teresa...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (1): 42–44.
Published: 01 February 2020
... painstakingly coat chickens with clay, cleaverslice silken tofu into the finest brunoise, and hand-fashion mounds of mooncakes and tiny dumplings. It may speak of shows of strength, of wealth, or labor costs, but certainly of gustatory priorities. Hotel kitchens in Ireland, operating on cost-based bottom lines...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (1): 59–68.
Published: 01 February 2020
...). Excluded from this narrative are violent histories of Native dis- placement by white homesteaders, African American slave labor, and the low-paid Latinx farmworkers who harvest a ma- jority of U.S. crops often in conditions of extreme precarity. In this white farm imaginary, consumers are presented with...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (1): 23–33.
Published: 01 February 2020
... or the Shi i imams. Such vow making through prayer and cooking and feeding is a cen- tral path for forging the right kind of blessed and pure kin rela- tions and thus of protecting kin. Even more, the labor of cooking votive food is itself a kind of labor through which one can accrue religious merit...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (1): 46–58.
Published: 01 February 2020
... health s emphasis on harm reduc- tion because it creates public awareness about the existence of risk that individuals have no control over and adds an additional burden as people are expected to labor daily to protect their good health. Attending to some of the contextual concerns outlined above...
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Gastronomica (2019) 19 (4): 91–97.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the unseen world of yeast and the hard physical labor humans expend in creating the perfect mood for the yeast to thrive and do the work. Yeast, that energetic single-cell fungus, and humans have a long history, and together they have created some of the main- stays of civilization. The ancient...
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Gastronomica (2019) 19 (4): 109–110.
Published: 01 November 2019
... destination of Porkopolis hams southern plantations. As Anderson points out, the largest consumers of Cincinnati pork were the cotton frontiers of the Mississippi Valley and rice plantations of coastal Savannah and Charleston. Since planters maximized land use and labor control to boost production for...
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Gastronomica (2019) 19 (4): 98–105.
Published: 01 November 2019
...). Ethnic minority cardamom cultivators are now increasingly vulnerable given that a vital part of their livelihoods has been destroyed. With future weather and prices uncertain, many minority farmers are now hesitant to invest their labor in a crop that may not come to fruition. Yet, farmers are...
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Gastronomica (2019) 19 (4): 20–27.
Published: 01 November 2019
... provided the best opportu- nities to display his virtuosity at representing nature. According to his patron Vincenzo Giustiniani, Caravaggio said to make a fine painting of flowers was as much work for him as to make one of figures (Enggass and Brown 1992: 17). And the labor is evident: his paintings are...
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Gastronomica (2019) 19 (4): 108–109.
Published: 01 November 2019
... land use and labor control to boost production for distant mar- kets, they shunned food production on the farm. Instead, as one observer noted, they used the credit advanced by northern bankers for cotton bales to pay the hog-raiser in Ohio to feed their slaves (p.121). While pigs served the...
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Gastronomica (2019) 19 (4): 28–41.
Published: 01 November 2019
... brought with them a host of culinary traditions, the most popular and enduring of which is this labor-intensive, spiced, layered dessert. Considered an essential fixture at any important gathering, including weddings, holi- days, and funerals, vínarterta looms large in Icelandic North American popular...